Friday, September 23, 2011

Donut Powered Run

Happy First Day of Fall!

Today was weigh in day. The week has been going pretty good - as of yesterday (yes, I've been weighing myself every morning because there is a place for "daily weight" in my running log) I was down  2.2 pounds! And then I got on the scale this morning. I was not down 2.2 pounds. I was only down a pound. Was it the graham crackers for dinner last night? The tablespoon of peanut butter I snuck after I posted my food log for the day? I don't know, but it didn't start my day on a good note.

So, when I took E for her Friday morning donut (a tradition I started awhile ago since I've been working from home on Fridays for the past few months and had time to take her to school afterward), I was feeling cranky and a little bitter, and I decided to have a chocolate covered cruller, my favorite. Then, as we were checking out, I decided I needed more light and airy French pastry goodness, so I went paid for another and then went back to get it. They were soooooooo good, but of course by the time I got to the car, I was regretting the choice. Sigh.

It rained off and on throughout the day, and I finally decided I had better get my run on, before the weather got worse. I got dressed around 2:00 so I would not back out, then headed out at 3:00 (ok, I got dressed and ready to go and then got sucked into an episode of Cold Case). I decided to go to the lake and do two laps around for my 4 mile run because I needed a change of scenery from the trail. I underestimated the temperature and humidity, though, and had a complete wardrobe fail, but maybe I sweated off a few extra ounces. The rain held off during my run, which was nice.

With Wednesday night's great run under my belt and some French carb energy on board (as well as 3 Clif Bloks immediately pre-run), I decided to step it up a little bit. For the first turn around the lake (approximately 2 miles), I ran 4/2 intervals. For the second turn around, I did 8/3 intervals - three of them! It was a total confidence booster, really making me feel like I am gaining the ground I "lost" over the summer.

Now, if I could just lose the pounds I gained over the summer!

Today I am grateful for:
  • pumpkins
  • my awesome smoothie-blending Bullet
  • new running group friends
  • Ikea and my awesome Expedit bookshelf
  • - is there anything you can't get there?

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